Malachi 3:15
Good News Translation
As we see it, proud people are the ones who are happy. Evil people not only prosper, but they test God's patience with their evil deeds and get away with it.'"

Contemporary English Version
See how happy those arrogant people are. Everyone who does wrong is successful, and when they put God to the test, they always get away with it."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore now we call the proud people happy, for they that work wickedness are built up, and they have tempted God and are preserved.

New American Bible
But we call the arrogant blessed; for evildoers not only prosper but even test God and escape.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Wherefore now we call the proud people happy, for they that work wickedness are built up, and they have tempted God and are preserved.

we call.

Malachi 4:1 For behold the day shall come kindled as a furnace: and all the proud, and all that do wickedly shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall set them on fire, saith the Lord of hosts, it shall not leave them root, nor branch.

Esther 5:10 But dissembling his anger, and returning into his house, he called together to him his friends, and Zares his wife:

Psalm 10:3 For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul: and the unjust man is blessed.

Psalm 49:18 For in his lifetime his soul will be blessed: and he will praise thee when thou shalt do well to him.

Psalm 73:12 Behold these are sinners; and yet, abounding in the world they have obtained riches.

Daniel 4:30,37 The same hour the word was fulfilled upon Nabuchodonosor, and he was driven away from among men, and did eat grass, like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven: till his hairs grew like the feathers of eagles, and his nails like birds' claws. . . .

Daniel 5:20-28 But when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit hardened unto pride, he was put down from the throne of his kingdom, and his glory was taken away. . . .

Acts 12:21 And upon a day appointed, Herod being arrayed in kingly apparel, sat in the judgment seat and made an oration to them.

1 Peter 5:5 In like manner, ye young men, be subject to the ancients. And do you all insinuate humility one to another: for God resisteth the proud, but to the humble he giveth grace.

yea.

Malachi 2:17 You have wearied the Lord with your words, and you said: Wherein have we wearied him? In that you say: Every one that doth evil, is good in the sight of the Lord, and such please him: or surely where is the God of judgment?

Job 12:6 The tabernacles of robbers abound, and they provoke God boldly; whereas it is he that hath given all into their hands:

Job 21:7-15,30 Why then do the wicked live, are they advanced, and strengthened with riches? . . .

Proverbs 12:12 The desire of the wicked is the fortification of evil men: but the root of the just shall prosper.

Ecclesiastes 9:1,2 All these things have I considered in my heart, that I might carefully understand them: there are just men and wise men, and their works are in the hand of God: and yet man knoweth not whether he be worthy of love, or hatred: . . .

Jeremiah 12:1,2 Thou indeed, O Lord, art just, if I plead with thee, but yet I will speak what is just to thee: Why doth the way of the wicked prosper: why is it well with all them that transgress, and do wickedly? . . .

Habakkuk 1:13-17 Thy eyes are too pure to behold evil, and thou canst not look on iniquity. Why lookest thou upon them that do unjust things, and holdest thy peace when the wicked devoureth the man that is more just than himself? . . .

set.

Job 22:23 If thou wilt return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, and shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacle.

they that tempt.

Numbers 14:22,23 But yet all the men that have seen my majesty, and the signs that I have done in Egypt, and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now ten times, and have not obeyed my voice, . . .

Daniel 6:16 Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of the lions. And the king said to Daniel: Thy God, whom thou always servest, he will deliver thee.

Psalm 78:18,41,56 And they tempted God in their hearts, by asking meat for their desires. . . .

Psalm 95:9 As in the provocation, according to the day of temptation in the wilderness: where your fathers tempted me, they proved me, and saw my works.

Psalm 106:14 And they coveted their desire in the desert: and they tempted God in the place without water.

Matthew 4:6,7 And said to him: If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down, for it is written: That he hath given his angels charge over thee, and in their hands shall they bear thee up, lest perhaps thou dash thy foot against a stone. . . .

Acts 5:9 And Peter said unto her: Why have you agreed together to tempt the spirit of the Lord? Behold the feet of them who have buried thy husband are at the door: and they shall carry thee out,

1 Corinthians 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them tempted and perished by the serpent.

Hebrews 3:9 Where your fathers tempted me, proved and saw my works,

Context
Robbing God
14And you have said: What have we spoken against thee? You have said: He laboureth in vain that serveth God, and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinances, and that we have walked sorrowful before the Lord of hosts? 15Wherefore now we call the proud people happy, for they that work wickedness are built up, and they have tempted God and are preserved.
Cross References
Psalm 58:2
For in your heart you work iniquity: your hands forge injustice in the earth.

Psalm 141:4
Incline not my heart to evil words; to make excuses in sins. With men that work iniquity: and I will not communicate with the choicest of them.

Ecclesiastes 8:14
There is also another vanity, which is done upon the earth. There are just men to whom evils happen, as though they had done the works of the wicked: and there are wicked men, who are as secure as though they had the deeds of the just: but this also I judge most vain.

Isaiah 2:22
Cease ye therefore from the man, whose breath is in his nostrils, for he is reputed high.

Jeremiah 7:10
And you have come, and stood before me in this house, in which my name is called upon, and have said: We are delivered, because we have done all these abominations.

Jeremiah 12:1
Thou indeed, O Lord, art just, if I plead with thee, but yet I will speak what is just to thee: Why doth the way of the wicked prosper: why is it well with all them that transgress, and do wickedly?

Malachi 4:1
For behold the day shall come kindled as a furnace: and all the proud, and all that do wickedly shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall set them on fire, saith the Lord of hosts, it shall not leave them root, nor branch.

Additional Translations
So now we call the arrogant blessed. Not only do evildoers prosper, they even test God and escape.’”And now we call the proud happy; yes, they that work wickedness are set up; yes, they that tempt God are even delivered.

And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are built up; yea, they tempt God, and escape.

And now we pronounce strangers blessed; and all they who act unlawfully are built up; and they have resisted God, and yet have been delivered.

And now we hold the proud for happy; yea, they that work wickedness are built up; yea, they tempt God, and they escape.

And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are built up; yea, they tempt God, and are delivered.

And now we call the proud happy; yes, they that work wickedness are set up; even they that tempt God are delivered.

Now we call the proud happy; yes, those who work wickedness are built up; yes, they tempt God, and escape.'

And now, we are declaring the proud happy, Yea, built up have been those doing wickedness, Yea they have tempted God, and escape.'
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